stropping tanks

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stropping tanks

Postby finlaysonjohn » Tue May 12, 2015 12:14 am

Guys,
My father's dairy also mentions that he did a lot of 'stropping' when he was with the Sherman IIIs (with a Kiwi unit in Italy) and it appears to be somehow associated with some kind of maintenance activity for the tanks. Is anyone able to enlighten me as to what this means and how it was carried out?

Cheers and thanks.

John

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Re: stropping tanks

Postby Ernisto » Mon Dec 28, 2015 3:44 am

Its good to hear this topic sir.. very interesting to haired and really impressive stropping.. :o :o :o

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Re: stropping tanks

Postby canambridge » Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:36 pm

I would suspect it was soldier slang for performing maintenance on the tank. WWII tank crews spent a lot of their time "sharpening" their weapon.


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